I’ve been teaching knitting at Joann’s for about a year. I’ve been rather surprised at the number of young girls in the 8 to 10 year old group who have taken my class. I’ve wondered what has sparked their interest
Today I think I may have gained a clue. The young girl who was my student today said she had been watching a lot of Little House on the Prairie movies and there’s someone in them who knits who doesn’t have to look at her work. It’s been too many years since I read the books and I’ve never seen the movies so I don’t know who this knitter might be. But I think Laura is the inspiration for my beginning knitters.
This little girl was cute. She was a bit of a chatterbox and I enjoyed her conversation. It’s not often I get to spend time with girls that age. She told me she thinks it’s better to learn to knit and sew when you’re young because it’s easier then.